The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1140 982 1051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.48% 18.32% 21.68%
As % of the Vendors category 39.65% 35.68% 42.67%
Number of salaries quoted 953 870 915
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +2.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2875 2752 2463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.65% 51.35% 50.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2383 2341 2031
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 409 £41,500 +3.75% 69
Staffordshire +1 176 £35,000 +7.69% 29
Warwickshire -3 140 £30,000 -14.28% 19
Coventry -3 113 £38,500 -10.46% 16
Solihull +4 78 £37,500 +19.04% 13
Worcestershire -5 57 £32,500 -13.33% 8
Shropshire +6 37 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Wolverhampton +4 26 £33,500 -10.66% 9
Herefordshire -6 10 £31,500 -16.00% 4
Dudley +2 9 £30,000 -3.22% 2
Walsall -4 7 £23,000 -34.28%
Sutton Coldfield +5 3 £20,000 -47.36% 1
West Bromwich - 3 £30,500 - 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 876 (39.41%) SQL Server
2 824 (37.07%) MS Excel
3 794 (35.72%) .NET
4 792 (35.63%) SQL
5 744 (33.47%) Windows
6 693 (31.17%) C#
7 493 (22.18%) ASP.NET
8 418 (18.80%) HTML
9 387 (17.41%) VMware
10 379 (17.05%) Active Directory
11 377 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 364 (16.37%) Agile Software Development
13 355 (15.97%) SharePoint
14 351 (15.79%) CSS
15 328 (14.75%) Citrix
16 319 (14.35%) JavaScript
17 312 (14.04%) MS Office
18 303 (13.63%) Degree
19 278 (12.51%) MS Exchange
20 264 (11.88%) Finance
21 262 (11.79%) MVC
22 258 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
23 255 (11.47%) jQuery
24 249 (11.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 238 (10.71%) ITIL
26 236 (10.62%) .NET Framework
27 233 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
28 232 (10.44%) XML
29 218 (9.81%) Cisco
30 217 (9.76%) VB.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 355 (15.97%) SharePoint
2 278 (12.51%) MS Exchange
3 135 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 130 (5.85%) IIS
5 107 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 88 (3.96%) Lync
7 81 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 65 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 55 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
10 48 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 46 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
12 43 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 43 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
13 30 (1.35%) Tomcat
14 27 (1.21%) Apache
15 25 (1.12%) WebSphere
16 22 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2000
17 21 (0.94%) CMS
18 15 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
19 12 (0.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 824 (37.07%) MS Excel
2 312 (14.04%) MS Office
3 68 (3.06%) MS Project
4 63 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (1.84%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.49%) TargetLink
6 11 (0.49%) Simulink
6 11 (0.49%) Stateflow
7 6 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.27%) FastStats
7 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.22%) SPSS
9 3 (0.13%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.090%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.090%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.045%) GIMP
11 1 (0.045%) Stata
11 1 (0.045%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 145 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
3 42 (1.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 41 (1.84%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.49%) Maximo
6 10 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (0.40%) Agresso
8 8 (0.36%) Summit
8 8 (0.36%) assyst
8 8 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
9 6 (0.27%) Line 500
9 6 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.18%) e-Work
11 3 (0.13%) Servitor
11 3 (0.13%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.090%) Lawson
12 2 (0.090%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 93 (4.18%) Office 365
2 37 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.45%) IaaS
4 7 (0.31%) SaaS
5 4 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.045%) Heroku
7 1 (0.045%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 126 (5.67%) SAN
2 117 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 116 (5.22%) DNS
4 107 (4.81%) Firewall
5 102 (4.59%) LAN
5 102 (4.59%) WAN
6 86 (3.87%) DHCP
7 72 (3.24%) Internet
8 69 (3.10%) Unified Communications
9 67 (3.01%) VPN
10 40 (1.80%) NAS
11 38 (1.71%) VoIP
11 38 (1.71%) NetScaler
12 27 (1.21%) Wireless
12 27 (1.21%) Network Security
13 26 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
14 24 (1.08%) iSCSI
14 24 (1.08%) IP Telephony
15 23 (1.03%) Intranet
15 23 (1.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 876 (39.41%) SQL Server
2 249 (11.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 212 (9.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 184 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 105 (4.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 96 (4.32%) Relational Database
7 91 (4.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 76 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 72 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
10 45 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
11 41 (1.84%) RDBMS
12 39 (1.75%) MS Access
13 35 (1.57%) OLAP
14 33 (1.48%) MySQL
15 30 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 29 (1.30%) Oracle Database
17 27 (1.21%) Cognos Framework Manager
18 24 (1.08%) Cognos Analysis Studio
19 21 (0.94%) DB2
20 19 (0.85%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 190 (8.55%) Visual Studio
2 98 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 72 (3.24%) Subversion
4 48 (2.16%) Git (software)
5 29 (1.30%) MSTest
6 27 (1.21%) NUnit
7 24 (1.08%) Rhino Mocks
7 24 (1.08%) Moq
8 18 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
9 13 (0.58%) MSI
10 12 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
10 12 (0.54%) AdminStudio
11 11 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
11 11 (0.49%) InstallShield
12 10 (0.45%) JIRA
13 9 (0.40%) Hudson
14 7 (0.31%) ERwin
14 7 (0.31%) Toad
15 6 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (0.27%) ReSharper
General
1 264 (11.88%) Finance
2 98 (4.41%) Advertising
3 73 (3.28%) Retail
4 70 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 56 (2.52%) Manufacturing
6 51 (2.29%) Legal
7 44 (1.98%) Automotive
8 30 (1.35%) Marketing
9 24 (1.08%) Banking
10 19 (0.85%) Back Office
11 16 (0.72%) Law
12 14 (0.63%) Electronics
13 10 (0.45%) Front Office
13 10 (0.45%) Games
14 8 (0.36%) Billing
15 7 (0.31%) Military
15 7 (0.31%) Publishing
16 6 (0.27%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.27%) French Language
16 6 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 813 (36.57%) Developer
2 381 (17.14%) Analyst
3 326 (14.66%) .NET Developer
4 235 (10.57%) Consultant
5 183 (8.23%) C# Developer
6 145 (6.52%) Architect
7 144 (6.48%) C# .NET Developer
8 124 (5.58%) Support Analyst
9 105 (4.72%) Senior Developer
10 103 (4.63%) Software Developer
11 100 (4.50%) ASP.NET Developer
12 97 (4.36%) Administrator
13 89 (4.00%) Support Engineer
14 82 (3.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 67 (3.01%) Web Developer
16 65 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 62 (2.79%) Junior
18 60 (2.70%) Business Analyst
19 58 (2.61%) Applications Support
19 58 (2.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 794 (35.72%) .NET
2 493 (22.18%) ASP.NET
3 418 (18.80%) HTML
4 351 (15.79%) CSS
5 255 (11.47%) jQuery
6 236 (10.62%) .NET Framework
7 232 (10.44%) XML
8 188 (8.46%) Ajax
9 177 (7.96%) Web Services
10 157 (7.06%) WCF
11 128 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 123 (5.53%) HTML5
13 99 (4.45%) WPF
14 60 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 56 (2.52%) LINQ
16 53 (2.38%) WinForms
17 50 (2.25%) Silverlight
17 50 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 45 (2.02%) CSS3
19 40 (1.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 205 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (4.63%) Computer Science
3 62 (2.79%) Clustering
4 60 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 43 (1.93%) Blackberry
6 39 (1.75%) Mathematics
7 31 (1.39%) User Experience
8 29 (1.30%) Mobile App
9 26 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
10 21 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 20 (0.90%) N-Tier
11 20 (0.90%) Replication
11 20 (0.90%) FlexPod
12 18 (0.81%) PDA
12 18 (0.81%) Open Source
13 17 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.72%) iPhone
15 14 (0.63%) Taxonomies
15 14 (0.63%) iPad
16 12 (0.54%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 744 (33.47%) Windows
2 233 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 160 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 149 (6.70%) Windows 7
5 144 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 105 (4.72%) Linux
7 80 (3.60%) Windows 8
8 76 (3.42%) Windows XP
9 55 (2.47%) UNIX
10 40 (1.80%) Android
11 26 (1.17%) Apple iOS
12 20 (0.90%) Windows Vista
13 16 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
14 14 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (0.49%) Solaris
16 9 (0.40%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (0.31%) SUSE
19 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (16.37%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (11.79%) MVC
3 238 (10.71%) ITIL
4 212 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
5 205 (9.22%) CRM
6 176 (7.92%) Project Management
7 168 (7.56%) Web Development
8 121 (5.44%) Scrum
9 114 (5.13%) Mentoring
10 113 (5.08%) ETL
11 106 (4.77%) Migration
12 102 (4.59%) Software Engineering
13 84 (3.78%) Unit Testing
14 83 (3.73%) OO
15 80 (3.60%) E-Commerce
16 78 (3.51%) TDD
17 75 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
18 67 (3.01%) PRINCE2
19 65 (2.92%) Continuous Integration
20 62 (2.79%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 792 (35.63%) SQL
2 693 (31.17%) C#
3 319 (14.35%) JavaScript
4 217 (9.76%) VB.NET
5 207 (9.31%) T-SQL
6 106 (4.77%) VB
7 85 (3.82%) C++
8 82 (3.69%) Java
9 69 (3.10%) PHP
10 56 (2.52%) C
11 54 (2.43%) PowerShell
12 34 (1.53%) VBScript
13 29 (1.30%) PL/SQL
14 27 (1.21%) VB6
15 26 (1.17%) VBA
16 25 (1.12%) Python
17 17 (0.76%) Perl
17 17 (0.76%) X++
18 15 (0.67%) XAML
19 12 (0.54%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 377 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 303 (13.63%) Degree
3 198 (8.91%) MCSE
4 111 (4.99%) MCITP
5 98 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 95 (4.27%) Security Cleared
7 72 (3.24%) MCP
8 68 (3.06%) Citrix Certification
9 62 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
10 60 (2.70%) SC Cleared
11 57 (2.56%) CCA
12 56 (2.52%) MCSA
13 54 (2.43%) MCTS
14 45 (2.02%) CCNA
15 30 (1.35%) MCSD
16 29 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
17 28 (1.26%) CCEE
18 24 (1.08%) VTSP
18 24 (1.08%) NCDA
19 20 (0.90%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (4.63%) SLA
2 36 (1.62%) QA
3 11 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.45%) Basel II
4 10 (0.45%) Solvency II
5 9 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.36%) ISO 9000
7 7 (0.31%) TickIT
8 5 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.045%) COBIT
System Software
1 379 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 258 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (7.60%) Hyper-V
4 118 (5.31%) XenApp
5 92 (4.14%) XenDesktop
5 92 (4.14%) vSphere
6 49 (2.20%) VMware ESX
7 29 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 28 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (1.12%) Terminal Services
10 22 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 22 (0.99%) vCloud
11 20 (0.90%) XenServer
12 15 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
13 9 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (0.31%) UAG
14 7 (0.31%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.27%) IAG
16 5 (0.22%) Terminal Server
17 4 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 93 (4.18%) SCCM
2 48 (2.16%) SCOM
3 34 (1.53%) Backup Exec
4 20 (0.90%) NetBackup
5 19 (0.85%) AppDNA
5 19 (0.85%) WSUS
6 15 (0.67%) SCDPM
7 13 (0.58%) SCVMM
8 11 (0.49%) SCOrch
8 11 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (0.40%) XenMobile
10 7 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 7 (0.31%) ARCserve
10 7 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.27%) SCSM
11 6 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.27%) Cacti
12 5 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 387 (17.41%) VMware
2 328 (14.75%) Citrix
3 218 (9.81%) Cisco
4 152 (6.84%) Oracle
5 115 (5.17%) NetApp
6 101 (4.54%) HP
7 87 (3.91%) EMC
8 86 (3.87%) IBM
9 61 (2.74%) Cognos
10 54 (2.43%) Symantec
11 42 (1.89%) Dell
12 35 (1.57%) Apple
13 31 (1.39%) Business Objects
14 28 (1.26%) Mitel
15 27 (1.21%) CheckPoint
16 25 (1.12%) Avaya
17 21 (0.94%) McAfee
18 19 (0.85%) LANDesk
19 18 (0.81%) SAP
20 17 (0.76%) Red Hat
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits, relaxed environment
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Starting Salary £20,000 rising to £21,500 after 6 months
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £1.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hereford and Worcester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blithe Computer Systems Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum negotiable dependent upon experience
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Strategic Insights Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jumar
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Strategic Insights Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus bonus and executive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Strategic Insights Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday